I have just installed a Pioneer DVD-RW (DVR-108) into my Dell Dimension 4500. (2.53Ghz, 512ram)
This system came stock with a 4x DVD burner made by NEC. The stock burner burned fine at up to 4x.
My new burner is rated up to 16x, although no media is available at that level yet. It should burn current 8x media at 8x though.
Problem: I'm trying to burn DVD's with this new drive on 4x Memorex media. This media burned just fine at 4x in the stock drive. When I try to burn in the new Pioneer, it starts off burning quickly (Roxio says from 7x-12x), but then slows down quite considerably to only 2x! It stays at 2x for probably 5 minutes, then goes up to 7x-12x again for a bit, then back to 2x.
Any ideas on what's going on?